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Hotel Trundle, Boudreaux project wins state award

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The downtown combination of boutique lodging establishment Hotel Trundle and Boudreaux’s architectural studio has been recognized by S.C. Department of Archives and History, Preservation South Carolina, and the Office of the Governor as part of the 2020 Historic Preservation Awards.

The project, which transformed three vacant retail buildings at the corner of Taylor and Sumter streets, received an honor award, which celebrates historic preservation efforts around the Palmetto State.

“It is exciting to be recognized among high-caliber projects throughout our state,” Heather Mitchell, Boudreaux president, said in a news release. “We are grateful to our entire team, especially the designers in our office and Hotel Trundle husband and wife team owners, Rita Patel and Marcus Munse, for their energy, patience and vision. This is just further evidence of the forward momentum in Columbia and, even more, the power of creativity and perseverance to reenergize the historic cores of downtowns across our state.”

The project took advantage of state and federal historic tax credits.

“Mashburn takes pride in bringing old, empty buildings back to life,” Lee Mashburn, president of contractor Mashburn Construction, said in the release. “Our expertise in historic projects brings forward a well-qualified team to ensure the most cost effective and sustainable preservation techniques that have a long-lasting impact on our community and also provide new, lively spaces to enjoy.”

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